By Rebecca Drew
MEET the smoking hot pilot and model who shares her very glamourous lifestyle with more than 48K Instagram followers – after she decided to follow in her father’s flying footsteps.
Incredible images show pilot and model, Ana Paula Cespedes (21) from Asuncion, Paraguay, getting ready for take-off in the cockpit, taking control of the plane high in the clouds and listening in on her radio headset.
Other stunning pictures show Ana, who has been a pilot for a year now, enjoying some down time on the beach and being showered with gifts on her 21st birthday.
Ana who shares her adventures in the skies on Instagram, started to train as a pilot as soon as she left education two years ago after dreaming of working in aviation after seeing her dad do the same whilst growing up. She flies a King Air F90 as a co-pilot with her father and a Cessna 152 on her own.
“I looked up to my dad since I was very little, he is also a pilot, and really admire him, once I got to the age where I could start the course I did it because it was such a dream to me,” said Ana.
“The cool thing about been a pilot is that you can get to know so many places and sometimes you get to be in more than two just in one day which is pretty cool.
“Flying is the best way to feel peace and to dream with your eyes open. Such a good way to leave everything that worries you on the ground and set your mind free in an amazing way.
“I try to show the best of every flight in my pictures, my every day adventures and just a little part of myself living a life I really appreciate.
“What I love the most about my job is that I get to see so many places, so many faces, so many dreams going with me and that is something that fills my heart with joy.”
For Ana who is also a model, anything is possible, and she shared her words of advice to others who are interested in a career in aviation.
“I travel with all kinds of people every day which is really nice, mostly business people,” she said.
“Everything is possible and there is nothing that you cannot achieve, you are one in a million and that makes you an amazing human being, believe in yourself always.
“People always tell me that they really like my pictures because they are very unique and casual.
“They tell me that I am real and that they like that a lot because I show the truth about the simple and amazing things in life.”
For more information see www.instagram.com/Anapaulacespedes/